London’s Gatwick Airport’s Luxury Transformation Includes New Harrods Department Store

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The time sure are a changing at London’s Gatwick as it now features one of the world’s premiere department stores and a slew of other high-end brands. Harrods opened its doors on August first in the South Terminal departure lounge, where patrons can enjoy more than 6,000 square feet of premium shopping. Passengers with a taste for name-brand clothing and accessories can choose among a variety of top brands such as DKNY, M Missoni, Armani Jeans, Michael Kors, Swarovski, and Paul Smith. Patrons can also purchase Harrod-brand gifts, and have a bite to eat at Harrod’s Food Hall located in the shopping area.

Find out what other changes are occurring at Gatwick after the jump…

Kurt Geiger, Hugo Boss and Lacoste, which opened on July 18th, are among ten new and renovated stores, which opened ahead of Harrods in the South Terminal.

Ernest Jones and Aspinal of London are among some of the brands now on display that are not usually seen in airport retail. The transformation of the South Terminal retail is set to be completed later this year, with an additional 12 new or revamped fashion-focus stores.

According to Spencer Sheen, head of retail at London Gatwick:

This year, we will spend £21 million in the South Terminal departure lounge to enhance our retail offering and ensure we deliver a world-class experience for our passengers. The new Harrods store at Gatwick is a very important part of this. Not only does it look fantastic, the boutique offers an excellent mix of brands that will delight our passengers. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Harrods to make the most of this exciting opportunity.

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